27" x 23" Botanical print with Natural Dye on recycled cotton with mixed media painting
Buck in Forest Fire
Botanically printed using 3 separate Natural Dyes this piece was finished with a painted Deer Buck that I encountered in the suburbs of Vancouver Island. The deer's natural habitat has been replaced with homes and gardens and they are now considered a pest. This Buck, accompanied by his Doe looked at me as if to say "where else is there for me to feed her?" The Australian wild fire tragedy of 2019 was burning while I painted it and inserted itself into the work.